It happens every once and a while. I am unable to get my board to connect with the computer. The battery (6V) is fully charged so I do not believe its a power thing. I have tried unplugging all of the ports to see if it connects but I get the same result. The connection button becomes frozen on the computer as well. I have also tried reinstalling ARC and the Bluetooth device with no success. Maybe the 6V battery doesn't have enough juice to connect and run all of the ports? I have tried a 7.2V battery as well but have the same result. Maybe 12V would be required?
The strange thing is if I open a new project or open firmware/debug windows the board connects fine. Another thing that happens is when I close out of my project completely and am looking at my desktop, the boards main light will become solid while the Bluetooth light continues to flash. I will reopen ezbuilder and the board will connect to the blank project without even selecting a com number. Then randomly or after a period of time I will go back and reopen my project and it will connect fine. I will have a week or so with it finds before it goes back to not being able to connect.
I am thinking it is something formatted wrong with my computer and the Bluetooth? I have a PC notebook with windows 7 and have to use a Bluetooth dongle because the computer did not come with Bluetooth capability. Could the dongle or computer be the problem? I'm not very good with electronics and I am trying my best to figure it out but I'm not having any success.
Has anyone run into something like this? I'm willing to go out and buy a new PC if that is what's required lol I really want to be able to work on my robot consistently. Any thoughts would be awesome